Starting as a newspaper photographer while still in high school, David Buzzard moved to South Africa in 1994 to cover the end of apartheid, working for the Durban Daily News, Sunday Times, and Weekly Mail & Guardian newspapers. While he was the Durban photographer for the Mail & Guardian newspaper, it was awarded the British IPD Best International Newspaper Award, and the Missouri Medal for Distinguished Journalism. David’s photography was featured prominently in Michael Schmidt’s acclaimed book on post-apartheid South Africa, Drinking With Ghosts: The Aftermath of Apartheid’s Dirty War.
Returning to Canada in 1997, David became a top wedding photographer in the Whistler and Vancouver areas. In 2002, one of his photos was selected for the Professional Photographers of Canada traveling print exhibition, and in 2012, he was named a Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice photographer, award to photographers who’s client rating are in the to 5% of Wedding Wire photographers.
David is now a commercial photographer specializing in corporate portraiture, industrial, and food photography. In 2012, David returned to newspaper photography, working extensively for the Whistler Question, Pique NewsMagazine, and Squamish Chief newspapers. He has since won eight press awards, including two first-place gold medals from the Canadian Community Newspaper Association in 2015